Recently I took advantage of some free time to take some photos at a place that I pass by often but have never photographed. This spot is known as the Entrance to Central Miami and also goes by the name Coral Gables Wayside Park--although it is quite small and perhaps not what one would typically consider a park. It is no more than a bit of land alongside a waterway/canal. One of the special features of the landscape here are the eight Mediterranean-revival style towers built in 1925. The park was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden hair."
Ibis gathering twigs
What a handsome pair! I'm not used to seeing geese in Miami--lots of ducks, but rarely geese--so these two were a nice surprise.
It's a lovely day for a stroll
If you were to continue along the waterway you would arrive at The Biltmore Hotel, only minutes away.
Now doesn't this spot look like a nice hangout for the proverbial "troll under the bridge"?
In the center above you can see a few Cormorants and a duck off to the right. Below is a larger view of a Cormorant with its beautiful blue eyes and narrow, hooked bill, perfectly suited for catching fish.
I've always thought the heart cut-out detail in these towers was a unique touch.
This looks like it could be the entrance to a secret garden.
Surely one of the nicer bus benches you'll find in Miami, adorned with a pretty white egret design.
I hope you all have a great Sunday. And to anyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy, be safe!